University of Alberta Press
The University of Alberta Press has been in operation since 1969, when its vision of
publishing works of scholarly merit was realized. Books on a variety of topics are
published yearly for a national and international audience. Content within the books
relates to Western Canada, history, literary criticism, classics, political science,
native studies, Middle East studies, Slavic studies, natural history, and language.
In 1975, a full-time executive editor was appointed and in 1977, a director was added.
The University of Alberta Press
(U of A Press) strives to publish quality books and this
is reflected in the numerous awards credited to various publications. For
eight consecutive years, the Writer's Guild of Alberta award and a Book Publisher's
Association of Alberta Book award were presented to U of A Press books. In
2001, the U of A Press book entitled, The Holocaust's Ghost: Writings on
Art, Politics, Law, and Education was awarded with the Best Scholarly
Book award. The
book addresses the important issue of social injustice while including a creative
display of art to illustrate the impact of the Holocaust.
A Painter's Year in the Forests of Bhutan was awarded with the Best Book
on Mountain Culture award at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Impressed by Dr.
Andreas Kare Hellum's original look at the little-known culture of Bhutan, judges
of the festival formulated a new category to suit the unique nature of the book.